TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) is asking for donations of gifts to help make the holidays a little brighter for children in the adolescent residential, inpatient pediatric behavioral health, and the outpatient pediatric behavioral health programs at Trinitas Regional Medical Center for her 11th Annual Three Kings Day Celebration on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.
Donations can be made online via an Amazon Wishlist at https://rb.gy/phgrav, by making a monetary contribution to Trinitas Hospital at https://www.trinitasasrmc.org/give, and put “Three Kings Day Celebration” under “Company Name,” or by dropping off unwrapped gifts on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Trinitas Hospital, New Point Campus- Grassman Hall, 655 E. Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Three Kings Day marks the end of the Christmas holiday season and is celebrated throughout Latin America and Spain with festivities, music, dancing and gift-giving.
“Each year, this heartwarming event enriches the lives of these kids. Many of these children live at the hospital and don’t have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays at home. With the pandemic, there is even less opportunity to connect with loved ones, so this year’s Three Kings Day is more important than ever” said Quijano.
Approximately 250 children will receive gifts as part of this year’s celebration. The children, ages 3 to 18, are patients in the adolescent residential program, the inpatient pediatric behavioral health program and the outpatient pediatric behavioral health program at Trinitas.
Possible gift ideas include:
- Action Figures
- AM/FM radio that plug into the wall
- Baseball equipment - gloves, balls
- Basketball nets
- Board games
- Books - English and Spanish, age appropriate for up to pre school
- Dolls - diverse skin colors
- Etch a sketch
- Hula Hoops for outdoors
- Karaoke Machine
- Lacing Cards
- Magna Doodle
- Mr. Potato Head
- Ping Pong Table
- Play Dough
- Playing Cards
- Playstation 5
- Puzzles all ages
- Shape sorters
- Soccer Balls
If enough gifts are collected, they will be offered to other adolescent and pediatric patients of the hospital.
To support this cause, or if there are any questions, please email Seth Levin at Quijano.Events@gmail.com or call 908-344-5684.